Travis Hudson’s volleyball legacy is built through family

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) — Travis Hudson’s volleyball career began at age 24 when he became the head coach of WKU Volleyball. 28 years later, his legacy is built through his son.

16-year-old Drew Hudson and his club volleyball team C2 Attack won the 2022 Junior Boys National Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada last week.

“That moment was indescribable,” said Drew Hudson. “To play at the level that we reached at the end of the season and end it with this kind of victory and end on this note was brilliant.”

Travis Hudson is a fixture in the world of college volleyball and started playing the sport at a young age, but Travis let the game come to his son,

“It’s not something I put down their throats in their lives.” Travis said: “But as long as this kid could walk, that’s all he ever liked to be and do.”

Drew knew the day he remembered he wanted to be involved in volleyball

“I’ve known since I was little that I wanted to do this one day and I wanted to play and go my own way with it.”

Both Hudsons are in love with sport, passion and competitiveness and this has strengthened their relationship as father and son.

“Together we, you know, grew his game. But that weekend was just being a dad. Travis said.

The father-son duo aren’t the only Hudsons making a name for themselves in Bowling Green. Travis’ niece and Drew’s cousin, McLaine Hudson, is one of the highest-ranked softball players in the state for South Warren, but Drew doesn’t feel any pressure when he steps onto the field.

“I wouldn’t say it’s the pressure,” Drew said. “I would say it’s just sort of that I feel like a responsibility to portray it in a positive light and just put the best version of myself out there.”

Drew also plays basketball for South Warren, but plans to continue his college volleyball career.

“I really want to play in college so I’m trying to figure out what I want to do there,” Drew said. “I haven’t really thought about going back to coaching out West that much,” Drew said if he ever wanted to coach with his dad.

Travis says if he works at it, he can make anything happen.

“It works as long as he continues to play hard and likes it, and then the game will give us everything we need”

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